Businesses paint the town pink for charity
Campbeltown businesses have been painting the town pink in a bid to beat breast cancer. Hair salon Numero Dix has been fundraising for Breast Cancer Now, while lingerie shop Raspberry Pink has been collecting cash for Breast Cancer Care. Breast Cancer Now (BCN), the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity, held its official fundraising day last Friday. Numero Dix held a bake sale and raffle, with hampers donated by Tesco and the Coop, a hamper of hair products and a free blow-dry from the salon, as well as a special pink pen made by Leslie McGeachy of Laggan Turning Crafts, raising about £400. Staff rose to BCN’s ‘dare to go pink’ challenge, donning pink wigs and t-shirts and putting up bunting and balloons. Breast Cancer Care (BCC) is the only specialist UK-wide charity in the UK providing care, support and information to people affected by the disease. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCC urges people to join its ‘Big Pink’ campaign. Clare Mead of Raspberry Pink is taking part by donating 10 per cent of all of this month’s bra sales to the charity. Clare also ran a ‘guess the name of the pug’ competition, with Beinn an Tuirc Distillery donating a bottle of its pink gin as the prize, which was won by Tracy Chambers who chose Pugzilla. Margaret McShannon from Kintyre Tablet helped boost funds by donating tablet, with all proceeds going directly to the charity. As Clare’s fund-raising campaign is on-going, she does not know how much she has raised yet but she will announce the total at the end of the month.
Tracy Chambers, right, is presented with the bottle of pink gin she won for guessing the name of the pug.
Clare Mead of Raspberry Pink is hosting a ‘Big Pink’ event throughout October.